Towards a Mirror System for the Development of Socially-Mediated Skills

Marom, Yuval and Maistros, George and Hayes, Gillian (2002) Towards a Mirror System for the Development of Socially-Mediated Skills. [Conference Paper]

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We present a system that attempts to model the functional role of mirror neurons, namely the activation of structures in response to both the observation of a demonstrated task, and its generation. Through social situatedness and a set of innate skills, perceptual and motor structures develop for recognition and reproduction of demonstrated actions. We believe this is an implementation towards a mirror system, and we test it on two platforms, one in simulation involving imitation of object interactions, the second on a physical robot learning from a human to follow walls.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:innate skills, perceptual and motor structures, mirror system, stimulation, immitation, SOFM
Subjects:Computer Science > Machine Learning
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Robotics
ID Code:2518
Deposited By: Prince, Dr Christopher G.
Deposited On:04 Oct 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55


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